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#1 Matt

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 11:45 PM


Eat Less - Live Longer
Can a very low calorie diet extend life, and if so how? Animal studies seem to say yes, and one scientist is trying it out on himself.
Category: Biology/Nature, Medicine/Health
Episode: Never Say Die
Date: 01-25-2000

http://pbs-saf.onstr... Say Die&page=4

April and Michael CNN video
http://dynamic.cnn.c...nn/video.ws.asx

Calorie-restriction devotees hungry for longer life (kind of weird that MR looks younger than my 20-25 year old friends! lol)
http://www.cbc.ca/cl...loric0405131.rm
http://www.cbc.ca/cl...oric0405131.mov

Cut Calories: You'll Live Long & Prosper
http://www.webmd.com...s/26/114997.htm

Joseph Cordell, Rhesus monkeys etc etc... (9 minutes)
http://abcnews.go.co...ndex?id=2683452

Eri Gentry Calorie Restriction interview - resveratrol - anti aging
http://www.pbs.org/n...aging_2-28.html

Discovery Canada Video on Calorie Restriction
http://www.exn.ca/ne...27-calories.asx

Paul McGlotin and Meredith
http://ivillage.feed...302.74741335964

Dean Pomerleau Calorie restriction interview (select Near-starvation diet on the video section on ther right)
http://www.cbsnews.c...ain514443.shtml

Calorie Restriction videos on google
http://video.google....rie restriction

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:46 AM

You always post very interesting videos Matt. My question is, why can't researchers improve the living conditions of those monkeys and mice that are on calorie restriction in order to see if they live significantly longer than the calorie restricted ones living under severely restricted confinement? It seems like the stress of the overly restricted and unnatural confinement would lead to decrease in lifespan.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:31 PM

Watching those caged creatures in the videos reminded me of what was said in my old anthropology textbook, The Study of Anthropology (1976), by David E. Hunter and Phillip Whitten. Notice what it says on pages 98 and 104 below:

Just as human beings show signs of stress and abnormal behavior when kept in captivity (Goffman 1961:11), so these animals often responded to crowded, confined conditions by exhibiting highly aggressive and sometimes pathological behavior. But many biologists assumed that the behavior of these imprisoned, neurotic creatures was the same as it would be under natural conditions.


The significance of the difference between these studies becomes clearer in the light of an experiment carried out with peaceable, forest-living baboons in Uganda (Rowell 1967). A troop of these baboons was captured and caged so that they were forced to live in crowded, confined conditions. The result? Fights and aggression became common, and a rigid dominance hierarchy emerged. Thus, as Pilbeam says, the baboons that were first used as models for early hominid society "probably were under stress, in a relatively impoverished environment, pestered by humans of various sorts. The high degree of aggression, the hierarchies, the rigid sex-role differences, were abnormalities"(1972:66).


It makes me wonder what role stress and aggression would play in the longevity of those calorie restricted animals?

It also reminds me of the psychology experiments I read about in psychology textbooks were rats and monkeys were either shocked or had electrodes implanted in the region of the brain associated with aggression in order to stimulate aggression. I thought I read somewhere recently where scientists were successfully breeding rats for an aggression trait.


Maybe if the Alliance for Aging Research obtains the substantial increase in funding it seeks for antiaging research it could do more complex animal experiments involving stress and aggression.

Edited by elijah3, 31 December 2006 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:19 PM

I've been pondering something about calorie restriction. I realize that the effects of CR in controlled experiments with lab animals have been known about in the scientific community for quite some time. However, I'll bet most of the general population still doesn't know about CR. The people who do probably were surprised when they first heard about the lab experiments. But if CR was truly a human life extender, wouldn't it have become widespread common knowledge ages ago? I'm sure that throughout history, a small percentage of any population consumes fewer than normal calories. It wouldn't require understanding CR's effects on a molecular level to notice that the super skinny ones live a lot longer than the others. If they really did live longer, I'd think the benefits of CR would have become widely known centuries (or at least decades) ago.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:26 PM

If they really did live longer, I'd think the benefits of CR would have become widely known centuries (or at least decades) ago.


You don't have to look hard to find quotes by historical figures about eating less.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:31 PM

I guess I'm saying that if CR significantly pushed the boundaries of normal human lifespan, we would already know about it. We'd not only know about it, we'd all be practicing it.

#7 Matt

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:44 PM

I've been pondering something about calorie restriction. I realize that the effects of CR in controlled experiments with lab animals have been known about in the scientific community for quite some time.  However, I'll bet most of the general population still doesn't know about CR.


Most of the population do know and have done CR lots of times, but its mostly obesity avoidence, nowhere near the degree needed to have any significant effect on longevity, also dieters don't stick to life long calorie restriction either.

But if CR was truly a human life extender, wouldn't it have become widespread common knowledge ages ago?.


There is some evidence of life extension in okinawa from their CR, but they were only really CR'd until the late 1960's, when they calorie intake averaged around 1600k/cal day. It's now somewhere around 2000k/cal a day. Plus they're quite short people also. In some villages in okinawa there are a high number of cetnenarians, one place equals 170~ centenarians per 100,000. I think okinawa as a whole went upto something around 50 centenarians per 100,000 (population 1.3 million) compared to americas average of around 6-10 per 100,000. If you read some of the interviews from the elder okinawans you will see that they say to eat less food. Okinawa though underestimates moderate to CRs life extending effects because they were not CR'd througout life, not everyone would have been CR'd, some of the elders are actually deficient in various minerals and vitamins.

Calorie Restriction is more than just being thin, or obesity avoidance, it extends the lifespan of rodents to un-natural levels. Have a read of Michael Rae's paper in response to aubrey de grey.

Jay Phelan an evolutionary biologist calculated that all calorie restriction would offer is around 2 years in life expectancy for the average male. I find this prediction absolutely absurd.

A recent hawaii study showed that if one avoids all 9 risk factors the they have around a 70% chance of reaching 85 years Also Seventh day adventist men typically live around 10 years longer than other americans. So SDA have much longer life expectancy, and by more than 2 years (which phelan predicted for CRs L.E) without the help of calorie restriction too. The average SDA male has a BMI of around 24-25, compared with CRers who are around BMI 19

You look at the data coming in about "CRONIES" health, you will see that people who do CR have all the characterists usually present in centenarians. Whether it be low cholesterol, larger LDL particle size, protection against age associated increase in inflammation, high insulin sensitivity, high adiponectin, low glucose, low bp, lower wbc. The risk factors for CRonies getting diabetes, heart disease is extremely low... plus humans die much less often from cancer than do rodents. Immunity is also preserved in every animal on CR. I'm not even convinced that *GENES* account for more 25% of longevity, it's probably less.

CR IS the most EFFECTIVE way to extend lifespan in all species tested, it primes the organism for long life. If anyone is going to have a very high shot at reaching the 100 mark it is a CRONie. We all have longevity genes within us, we just need to express them :)


1- Midlife Risk Factors and Healthy Survival in Men
http://jama.ama-assn...act/296/19/2343

Edited by Matt, 01 January 2007 - 01:20 AM.


#8 Matt

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 02:16 PM

More videos on CR listed here:

http://www.matthewla...s.com/Media.htm

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

Calorie Restriction MSNBC Story


Calorie Restriction MSNBC Paul and Meredith interview



Calorie Restriction CBS


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for these videos, Matt. They are really interesting.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:07 AM

Very interesting videos

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:13 PM

Some of you might have seen this before, but I just added it to youtube and put some music on it.

Calorie Restriction started at middle age extends lifespan of mice. Videos of the mice from both groups are included in the video, and the CR mice appear to be very active in comparison to the ad lib fed group.



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Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:26 AM

Dear Matt,

Thanks for posting that last one. I find BioMarker very interesting and have looked at geneessence also.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:31 PM

CR with Paul and Meredith


Calorie Restriction Fox News (CR Way)


Mike Linksvayer, a 36-year-old chief technology officer at a San Francisco
nonprofit group, embarked on just such a diet six years ago.


Eat Less, Live Longer?
Have we found the fountain of youth? Scientists are discovering ways to make
animals live dramatically longer through calorie restriction - a diet that
requires eating at least 30 percent fewer calories than normal.
http://www.kqed.org/...vision/view/569

CR Video (opens up media player)
http://tinyurl.com/62kaws

You can view my channel to see other videos here
http://www.youtube.c.../matthewlake182

I think I have some more to go up, will try tomorrow.

Enjoy!

#15 Matt

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:04 PM

Calorie Restriction with Michael and April (CBS3 interview but different parts of the interview than aired in the first video)


Videos can also be found at my CR blog, just go to my profile and click on my website. I usually update my blog more quickly than I post links here.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:45 PM

I guess I'm saying that if CR significantly pushed the boundaries of normal human lifespan, we would already know about it. We'd not only know about it, we'd all be practicing it.


We don't know for sure if people in the past practiced a CR like diet though. Those that did (the poor) likely did not get enough nutrition. In ancient Greece they did emphasize a healthy diet for longevity, but the long lived societies were called macrobiotics and their diet is nothing like CR.

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#18 VictorBjoerk

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 10:23 PM

Meredith looks fantastic!!! a good motivator for Cr.

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:16 PM

Is the show from today?

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:22 PM

This is a fantastic video. They both look so young and full of energy.


By the way, Matt, those two pictures of yours in your blog, you really do look older in that picture at 19! Incredible really.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:05 AM

This is a fantastic video. They both look so young and full of energy.


Meredith doesn't look like the average 61 year old, but she still looks old and Paul looks like he's in his 50s which he is; I assume that's because they started CR in their mid 40s.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:24 AM

Meredith doesn't look like the average 61 year old, but she still looks old and Paul looks like he's in his 50s which he is; I assume that's because they started CR in their mid 40s


Paul is 60 years of age, and I believe Meredith is about 62. And yes they started CR late 40's.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:26 AM

This is a fantastic video. They both look so young and full of energy.


By the way, Matt, those two pictures of yours in your blog, you really do look older in that picture at 19! Incredible really.


Thank you! I know it's amazing, I was quite shocked when I came across the picture again to be honest. No wonder why I got all the comments about how young I look at college 'after' I started the CR lol. I'm hoping the results will be quite dramatic by the time I reach 30-40 or so, I expect they will be.

Edited by Matt, 06 October 2008 - 12:37 AM.


#24 Matt

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 12:55 AM

Is the show from today?


http://www.myfoxstl....ntentId=7535713
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:16 PM

Video with a small section on CR. Paul and Meredith are in it once again, also a small part on Okinawans too. The 110 year old okinawa is looking very good for her age. Also Meredith and Paul are in the video, they mention their ages and Paul is 60 and Meredith is 62!

60 Minutes - Forever Young
http://video.msn.com...5b-2b796972cd9e

Edited by Matt, 08 October 2008 - 04:19 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:24 PM

Video with a small section on CR. Paul and Meredith are in it once again, also a small part on Okinawans too. The 110 year old okinawa is looking very good for her age. Also Meredith and Paul are in the video, they mention their ages and Paul is 60 and Meredith is 62!

60 Minutes - Forever Young
http://video.msn.com...5b-2b796972cd9e

I just watched that, and what amazed me the most was that 110-year old Okinawan woman. Honestly, she didn't look much older than my grandmother, who's 70.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:12 PM

I haven't been able to find her listedon on the super centenarian list yet on wiki, unless I misheard the name because I don't think they put it in text on the video.

Edited by Matt, 08 October 2008 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:44 AM

that 110-year old woman looks like she could easily live to 115 or even more...

I wonder what that "CR in a pill" contains...

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:25 PM

UKTV Calorie Restriction


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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:42 PM

Nice to see more from Dave Fisher. He seems to be doing very well on CR. I wonder what foods his daily meals consist of?




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